Hey everyone! The eagle eyed among you will have noticed that yes, it’s Wednesday, not Tuesday, however I was out all day yesterday and didn’t get a chance to write this post, so it’s coming to all of you a day late! This post is also kind of a landmark post for me as it marks 50 weeks since I started doing Top Ten Tuesday! That’s almost an entire year, but it doesn’t feel like it! Anyway, back to the topic at hand, this week’s topic was meant to be ten of my most recent five star reads, but we’re only in March, I’ve only had one five star read so far, so it would be a very short and boring list for you all! So instead, I went to the TTT archives and chose an alternative topic to do, Top Ten Books I Just Had To Buy But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf. This should be an easy one for me, since I buy so many books but a lot off them get left there for ages and ages before I read them! So here we go, books that I had to buy but are still sitting on my bookshelf:
- Demon Road-Derek Landy
I was desperate to get this book, another Derek Landy, one of my favourite authors, how could I not be? I even have a special signed edition of it. I bought it all the way back in September of last year, and to my shame…..you guessed it, still sitting on my bookshelf! It’s a whopper of a book though, so I’m planning on reading it over summer, so I can give it the time and attention it deserves.
2. Magnus Chase and The Sword of Summer-Rick Riordan
Another book by one of my favourite authors, I got this a while ago, I think maybe October or November of last year? Honestly I’m not entirely sure but it’s been on my shelf a while, and it’s also signed (given that Rick Riordan never tours outside America, I consider myself pretty lucky to have found a signed book in a book shop here!), but as it’s another large book, I just haven’t got around to it yet. Another one for summer, appropriate given the title of the book!
3. Challenger Deep-Neal Shusterman
I was so excited to get this, as it’s been on my TBR for ages and I love the Unwind series so much that I definitely want to read some of Neal Shusterman’s other works. I’ve heard such great things about this book, I just have so many books and not enough time to read them! I will get to it eventually!
4. The Knife of Letting Go-Patrick Ness
I’ve heard so much about how great Patrick Ness’ books are so I just had to get one, but I’ve had this sitting on my shelf for over a year and still haven’t read it yet! I will though, it’s on my #RockMyTBR Challenge list for this year, so I will definitely be reading it, probably next month.
5. Look Who’s Back-Timur Vermes
I thought a satire of Hitler in modern day German sounded hilarious so naturally I had to buy this book, but a year later and I still haven’t read it! Another one on my #RockMyTBR list, so another one that I will definitely read this year!
6. Snow Like Ashes-Sara Raasch
I really wanted to read this as I love high fantasy and this sounded really cool, but months after I bought it, I still haven’t read it! Another #RockMyTBR book, another one I should be getting to this year.
7. The Accident Season-Moira Fowley-Doyle
I bought this on a whim at YALC because it sounded so good, and I’ve heard really good reviews, I just haven’t got around to it yet, but it’s a short book, so I should definitely get to it this year, especially since it’s another #RockMyTBR book.
8. Only Ever Yours-Louise O’Neill
I’ve heard such good things about this author’s writing and about this book in particular, so I just had to get it. Got it in January and yup, it’s still on my shelf now, unread. I will definitely get to it, because it sounds exactly like my kind of book.
9. The Glory-Lauren St John
I love horse books and it’s been way too long since I’ve read one, I’ve had this for ages and I do really want to read it, but it’s another case of too many books, not enough time!
10. The Secret Fire-CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld
I wanted this book for ages, and I got it back in January but I’ve been reading other books and just haven’t got around to it yet, hopefully I will get to it soon because it sounds like such a great book!
I could go over ten, but I’ll stick to ten for this week, because I could literally list my entire bookshelf here! What books do you have on your bookshelf that you just had to have but still haven’t read? What were your top ten recent five star reads for this week? Let me know! Next week’s topic is meant to be ten bookish people you should follow on social media, but I’m not entirely sure that I can think of ten people for that topic, so I’m going to do another topic from the archives next week, Top Ten Books That I Think Should Be Required Reading For Teens as I reckon that will be an interesting one to do. That will be next week, but in the meantime, I have lots of plans for posts this week, I’ll have a new review up for you guys, a discussion post and an update on how my #RockMyTBR challenge is going, so stay tuned for all of that!